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Accident description
Last updated: 18 November 2017
Status:
Date:Monday 11 January 1999
Time:15:45
Type:Silhouette image of generic A748 model; specific model in this crash may look slightly different
Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd. HAL-748-219 Srs. 2
Operator:Defence Research and Development Org.
Registration: H-2175
C/n / msn: 569
First flight: 1978
Crew:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Passengers:Fatalities: 4 / Occupants: 4
Total:Fatalities: 8 / Occupants: 8
Airplane damage: Damaged beyond repair
Location:2,5 km (1.6 mls) from Arakkonam Naval Air Station (   India)
Phase: Approach (APR)
Nature:Military
Departure airport:Arakkonam Naval Air Station (VOAR), India
Destination airport:Tambaram Air Base (VOTX), India
Narrative:
The HAL-748 plane crashed in a dense forest, 2,5 km from the Arakkonam NAS. The HAL-748 was converted to carry a rotordome, which would ultimately house the in-built radar, on top. Preliminary reports suggest the dome collapsed on top of the aircraft, since the dome was found 2 km from the runway.

Sources:
» The Hindu
» The Hindustan Times


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Distance from Arakkonam Naval Air Station to Tambaram Air Base as the crow flies is 50 km (31 miles).
Accident location: Approximate; accuracy within a few kilometers.

This information is not presented as the Flight Safety Foundation or the Aviation Safety Network’s opinion as to the cause of the accident. It is preliminary and is based on the facts as they are known at this time.
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